- There are suggestions for Governor Dave Umahi to be impeached
- The suggestion is coming from an influential group in Ebonyi state, Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora
- The group also warned the governor to stop using under-hand tactics to force legislators to join him in the APC
Following the defection of Governor Dave Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has asked the Ebonyi State House of Assembly to embark on the impeachment of the governor.
The group said there is already a substantial breach of the Nigerian constitution and subsisting Supreme Court verdicts which insist that a governor cannot defect to another political party unless there is internal leadership crises within his own party.
Part of a statement signed on Sunday, November 22 by the AESID's President General, Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu read:
“AESID boldly urge Ebonyi lawmakers to immediately commence impeachment proceedings against the governor. We make this call due to our beliefs and understanding of Umahi as a brutal dictator who is ready to set our dear state on fire in pursuit of his ego-laced selfish interests.
“Finally, as we have always reiterated, Ebonyi belongs to all of us and one man’s personal ambition and interest cannot plunge the rest of the state which our fore-fathers laboured for many years to have into crises of monumental proportion.
“Ebonyi cannot be set aflame simply because Governor Umahi wants to protect his wealth belonging to Ebonyi people with the pretence of running for the highest office in the land.”
The group condemned in its totality and took a swipe at Governor Umahi for his subtle threats to his appointees and the state legislators including the suspension of Hon. Victor Aleke from the State’s House of Assembly for keeping fate with the mandate given to him by his people.
Recall that the AESID had earlier stated that the defection of Umahi didn't come as a surprise, stressing that the governor is known for political inconsistency since his foray into politics.
The group stated that the political life of the governor has become a domesticated case of a study in downright betrayal beginning from his days in the Dr Ogbonnaya Onu campaign Directorate in 1999.
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